SKI Autosports to race a Ferrari in 2023 GT America with Johnny O’Connell

Shirley Beal

Soon after a race-winning partial debut period in SRO’s GT The united states sequence in 2022, SKI Autosports will return for 2023 with Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring race-successful veteran, Johnny O’Connell.

SKI Autosports will be a part of the GT The us sequence at NOLA Motorsports Park in April and will race in the remaining seven races on the 2023 calendar.  

“2022 was a due diligence 12 months for the team, running a few weekends in GT America and searching towards placing our long term designs,” claimed workforce owner Kent Hussey.

“We were being delighted by the professionalism and group of the GT The us workers and satisfied with the effectiveness of our Ferrari 458 GT3. With the positives we took from this season, we have dedicated to managing just about a entire year in 2023.

“The workforce did a good position in 2022 with our restricted SRO program putting up a win at Street The us and a couple of runner-up finishes. In addition, we secured two wins in the Gold Cup championship. We are prepared to choose the following step and dedicate to more races in 2023.”

The workforce has secured multi-time winner Johnny O’Connell as their principal driver for the 2023 SRO GT The united states races.  

“We are thrilled to be working with Johnny and to be element of his return to SRO competition (earlier recognised as Planet Problem) in which he has had so much results,” ongoing Hussey.

Johnny O’Connell is synonymous with successful GT racing, reaching 4 course wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans an total victory at the Rolex 24 in 2001 an total 12 Hours of Sebring win three American Le Mans Collection championships and an remarkable four consecutive Pirelli Earth Problem titles in a row from 2012 to 2015.

“Johnny was really at ease racing the Ferrari at the Classic Daytona 24 earlier this month and was particularly competitive till tire troubles ended our race. We are wanting forward to larger good results in 2023 with Johnny driving the team’s Ferrari 458 GT3”, noticed Hussey.

SKI Autosport will get started testing following the New 12 months, with its sights established on the April debut with O’Connell at NOLA.  


“It goes devoid of declaring that I’m super enthusiastic about 2023 and driving for Kent and Melissa at SKI Autosports,” O’Connell stated.

“I’m also hunting forward to competing in SRO level of competition again. Even nevertheless things have improved a whole lot there about the earlier five several years, World Obstacle racing remains as some of the most enjoyable racing I’ve performed. I’m confident that doing the job with Rossella (Manfrinato) and Phil (Creighton), we will uncover our way to the entrance when once more.” 

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